Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents, Process. NO Need for Agent.

by Kumar · 60 comments

Many of us have lot of questions regarding Indian passport renewal (it is called re-issue by passport seva kendra, read note below) like below.

  • Do I need Police verification letter
  • Do I need  to get an affidavit from notary
  • Do I need to get a letter from someone like SP, District Collector, Military Officer
  • Would I need an agent for renewal ? I don’t know the process

So many other questions…In fact, I had the same set of questions. Recently, I had my passport renewed/ re-issued at Hyderabad Passport office. Let me share my experience and some insights.

Note: “Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably in the article. There is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages, passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The below experience is for Re-issue, but I have used to the terms interchangeably”

Background :  My passport is set to expire in under 6 months and I have renewed the passport before expiry.  Set of documents may vary , if expired passport…nevertheless, the process should not change.

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1.       Register Online at Passport Seva Website :

All you need to do is go online and register yourself at the Passport Seva Website . You will be asked to enter some basic Information regarding your current address, if any changes to your current status like Marriage, if you would like to add your spouse name, etc.  Just enter the details and save it.

2.       Book a Slot or Walk –in :

You will asked to book a slot right after you register. You can do that using the option.  You can only book slots when they open. Depending on the Passport Seva Kendra the timings will vary. For Hyderabad, the slots open at 4 PM.  You need to visit Passport Seva Kendra Slot Open timings Webpage to get the most updated information.    Just search online on the passport seva Kendra page.   Typically for renewal/ re-issue, if you do NOT get a slot, do NOT worry. You can walk-in to a passport seva Kendra between  9 and 11 AM for Hyderabad PSK.  This information and time can vary by passport seva Kendra. You need to check the website for details. In fact,  I got this information when I went to the passport office to get some background information.    There is a misconception that walk-in appointments are only for Tatkal, but that is not true for renewals.

3.       Identify the list of documents :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on list of documents required under the section of renewal / re-issue, you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.


List of documents for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.


Same Address as in your Old Passport

  • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
  • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required.

Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address

  • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
  • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
    • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
    • Proof of gas connection.
    • Ration Card with address .
    • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
    • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

 4.  Go to Passport Seva Kendra 

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat.  If you would like to walk-in, thats even better. I did a walk-in without any appointment. It went fine.   All the details about process in  PSK will be described in next article.

Do I need a Passport Agent  ?  What value do they add ?

Well, first thing that comes to our mind is do I need an agent to get my passport renewed.  Honestly, it is not required. Things have changed quite a bit and the process has been streamlined. You do NOT need an agent.  There are many stories that agent might say to you like I will get you slot, etc…but, the fact is that you do NOT need an agent. If you go online at the time they say as mentioned in website, you should be fine.  They go out in first 30 min or so.  But, typically for re-issue or renewal you do not need one. You can directly walk-in to the passport seva Kendra in the specified time.

Check out the next article,  exact Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .


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abhijeet April 16, 2014 at 5:48 am

It totally depends upon once’s experience. My passport was issued from bangalore when I was doing engineering from there. I went to change address with Voter ID(Proof for my current address) and all other necessary documents. The verification officer told me to get 1 additional address proof apart from Voter ID as it can be fake(I was surprised with the point he made as I din’t expect this kind of comment from government official) and when I argued that on your site Voter ID is given as sufficient address proof he told me ” Are you the verification officer or me?”. Then I had to leave so called “Seva Kendra” with my cancelled passport and now I am trying to get one additional address proof :(


Indira March 21, 2014 at 3:28 am

My son’s passport (16)years has to renewed.
He is in a boarding school in bangalore and we parents are in kenya.
His passport address is different as we moved out from that place.
Can I apply in bangalore based on school address..
What all the documents needed.


Suman Gowda March 14, 2014 at 8:31 am

I need Immediate help Regarding to get my passport..
Police verification has been done n its been 20days n still d status is suggesting that passport printing in progress..
But I need my passport immediately as I need to attend newyear in Thailand wer my friends hav invited me…
Can ah email frm d person in Thailand is enough to show in passport seva
To get the passport immediately…..
Plz can ans tis n help as im in hurry.


ishita vyas February 24, 2014 at 10:50 am

please explain about the verification process.. because the police officer who called me to tell me that he would be coming to my place for verification told me to get my documents ready….i asked him what documents … he said some affidavits…he was in a hurry… i guess so… so i couldn’t ask him more…
please help.


arjun February 24, 2014 at 3:36 am

i have birth certificate name as ARJUN DJ
sslc marks card name AS ARJUN DJ
and in all proofs my name is ARJUN D JAYASIMHA.
so is der any problems will happen>?
hdfc bank account-ARJUN D JAYASIMHA
employee HR letter-ARJUN D JAYASIMHA
can i get passport by dese documents??


TGP February 22, 2014 at 1:14 am

Hi! I’ve applied re-issue of passport for my 7 Yrs. old child due to passport expiry(expired on Oct2012) @ PSK Tambaram, Chennai on 10/02/2014.

Status Tracker still showing as on 22/02/14 “Passport application has been granted to applicant on 10/02/2014. Your application is under processing. You would receive an e-mail/sms once the passport is dispatched.”

How long it’ll take to get the passport on hand? Please reply based on your experiences/awareness. Thanks!


Vivek February 17, 2014 at 2:29 am

My permanent address in Delhi and I live in Bangalore.
Having problem with address proof.

I work in a private company, so I cannot give HR letter for address proof.
My accounts are in private banks so I cannot give account statement.
My voter ID card has my permanent address.
I don’t have an AADHAR

Any ideas?


Rati Raj January 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm


I need to change my particulars (surname is blank). By mistake I had given my full name as Given name and my surname is blank. I need to correct that information. I am going to apply it under tatkal renew process. I see in the website that I need annexure E apart from my passport photocopy. But I am not sure that I only need only these two documents. Can you provide any number from where I can verify it? One more thing do I need to book any slot for appointment?


Anupam meshram January 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

What document and process for online pass port and how many day in complete pass port i get please tell me sir


Jagadeesh January 8, 2014 at 6:44 am

Hi ,

My passport got expired in 2009. Based on the above discussion, i have to go for re-issue of the passport. But i am having some issues regarding the documents.,

1.Earlier passport was issued for HYDERBAD. Now I am staying in bangalore for the past 6 years. So, do i need to re-apply for passport in bangalore or in hydarabad(because in old passport the address was in andhra pradesh).

2. If need to apply in bangalore, what are all the documents required to re-apply for new passport.


This is regarding SPOUSE name add into wifes passport. Hope this is called RE Issue passport.

Presently I am staying in Bangalore. But my wife and my self passports are issued in HYDERABAD location with our permanent address ( Guntur).

While register my name in the , while register what is the passport office can I select ( Is it bangalore or Hyderabad ) and Any option for Tatkal for Re- issue passport ( Addition Spouse name).

Can you please explain the steps how to best way to go and get immediately.

Thanks and Regards,
S. Nagaraju


Venkat January 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Hi Sir,

I’m looking to apply fresh passport in Bangalore, Could u let me know if the below Documents are fine for passport appointment

Since my permanent address is Andhra, I’m using AAdhar as permanent address proof

Local Address :
My Company HR letter

DOB Proof :
My Engineering Certificate
(is it must to submit my SSC certificate as DOB proof, Since there was a letter missing in my SSC certificate, i dont wait to submit SSC Cert, is it fine ? And i case if this is Mandi document to submit what should i do )


A.sheak December 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

sir,i want renewal my uncle passport,what’s the process to change..


Siddharth Mishra December 19, 2013 at 4:29 am

Hi..My passport is going to expire in 15th Jan 2014.My passport has been issued from Lucknow.Currently I am working in Kolkata.Can I apply for renewal from Kolkata passport office.I believe they call for physical presence in office..I am not in condition to go to Lucknow till feb14.
Please can you guide me the correct process.


hasan January 8, 2014 at 4:42 am

You can apply at Kolkata office providef you have address proof stateing you are residing at kolkatta for one year.if not write ur kolkatta address and lucknow add as ur previous address


Rajeev December 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

Renewal of Passport guidlines


TUSHAR December 3, 2013 at 2:15 am

Hello Sir,

I am residing outside India and my wife and son who is 4 years oldare in India for a short while at present. My son was born outside india and has indian passport which is due to expire in 4 months. I am willing to get his passport re-issued in tatkal in ahmedabad. Do I need the Verification certificate from IAS or others for tatkal? also do the PO need my original passport as I am outside India or only my wife’s passport is needed in original? Which annexure to sign by my wife.

Thanks in advance


Mohan kumar kaliyamurthy November 26, 2013 at 5:47 am

Dear sir,

My passport is expiry i want to renewal my passport, in mumbai which office shall i go to renewal the passport required contact no. and address, and what document we should submit. thank u


VENU November 25, 2013 at 2:14 am



karunakar September 25, 2013 at 3:05 am

i lost my passport ………and i applied for online for renew….how much is the challan to pay


SK September 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

I had to apply for re-issuance of my passport. Unfortunately, I hail from New Delhi but in the year 2000 I immigrated to Australia on a permanent residency. I have been living in Mumbai on a work related project for 4 years now and at the same address too. However, during the police verification, the visiting officer simply refused to give me the clearance.
He asked me for my birth certificate, but I don’t have that as it has been submitted to the centralized (national) department in Sydney. He asked for a no objection certificate from my flat owner (since I am a tenant) but my owner flatly refused to give me one. The society where I stay had been kind enough to issue me an NOC for my passport issue, but that didn’t seem to satisfy the cop. My residency visa is still valid and my passport expires in November, yet I am being put through this.

I’ve been trying to find the exact criteria the visiting police officials have to follow, however, neither does the Passport Seva website nor does any other website on Google have this information. How come there are no defined rules for permanent visa holders? Also, just because a person is living as a tenant, is he not entitled to a passport? Why is it important to take an NOC of my flat owner when my permanent address is that of Sydney?

Please advice…


HIMAT SINGH September 18, 2013 at 12:09 am

i want to renew my passpoat last year they are expire please give me help


Isha August 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

my daughter is 17. We need reissuuance of passport for her passport getting expired soon. Do i need any documents like affedavit? We both her parents hold 10yrs passport and there is no change in address.


shaju August 16, 2013 at 12:05 am

I want to renew my passport immediately ,but there is no way to get it on urgent basis for NRI . I have already applied on line but waiting to get a date of appointment no .


nand kishore August 15, 2013 at 5:32 am

sir in our family they do not issue the married certificate so what is a procedure to renewal a pass port affidavit is accepted or not sir
rply soon sir thank u


mahendran August 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm

after reissue of my passport i was called from local police for verification than i went & signed again i was called & asked for the reference person to sign is this process is must for reissue also because i was in same native more than 40years also with the earlier passport i had travel abroad several times .kindly clear us.


jaswinder August 7, 2013 at 12:23 am

I want to have paassport for my two minor children .My huband may refuse to sign the aaplication form . Any alternative solution.


Pankaj September 25, 2013 at 3:16 am

In this case you would have to take annexure ‘G’ along with you, other then the address proof and identity proof for both the kids.
Annexure G –


Hari kanta August 6, 2013 at 4:31 am

I want to renew my existing passport which will expired in next 9 months,please help me how i need to do that..

Thanks in advance



imsengr July 9, 2013 at 9:56 am


Just wanted to share my experience of applying for re-issue of my daughters passport.

Background: Daughters first passport acquired when she was below 1 year, so it would have expired before the three year term of H1b. Moved into my own house in between so address has changed.

For re-issue based on expiry, MEA takes in application only within 12 months prior to expiry, so used change of address as the reason.

Document used:
1. Daughter’s Adhaar card(Finally turned out to be a good decision to get it)
2. Gas connection in my name
3. My bank statement

Walked-in at PSK by 9:30am , process completed in 45 minutes!

Passport applied in tatkal scheme.* When I asked about police verification, the MEA officer said “For child no verification required”.

Status in the evening: Passport printed, would receive SMS when it is dispatched.
As per MEA officer: Passport should come in 4 days.

*TCS guy initially changed it to regular, but I proded him and then he asked for any proof that i have been at the new address for atleast a year, then i offered him the bank statement(even that was for Oct 2012). So if you are applying for Tatkal and TCS guy(first counter) feels differently try to check the options. BUT DON’T try this with MEA people(second and third screening) as they are govt babu’s and it would backfire!


Aman Gupta July 9, 2013 at 7:25 am


I need to change my address in my passport. Currently i am working in Pune and i want my permanent home address in my passport. i got the exact procedure, thanks to your blog.
My home town is in Jammu and its not feasible for me to travel from Pune to Jammu currently.

if i fill the application online and provide all the documents properly attested by me, can my brother walk-in the on my behalf or my presence is mandatory in passport office at time of appointment ??

Please advise.


imsengr July 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

It will not work as photo of applicant(except minor) is taken at the PSK. It has to be applied in person.(As far as I know)


Aman Gupta July 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

ok…thanks for your reply.


sudesh chander soni September 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

my passport to be expired after four month existing passport surname not mention. iwant reissued passport same name as previous passport with change of address. my new address id surname included pl. advise

sudesh chander soni


Boodida Rajasekhar July 9, 2013 at 1:05 am

My passport was expired last 21 st september 2007 Now I want to renew my passport so, please suggest me what to do for passport renewal.
Boodida Rajasekhar


Jaswinder September 18, 2013 at 2:23 am

I want to have passport for my two minor children , but my husband refuses to sign the forms and to give copy of his passport. Pl advice .


Brijesh Kumar July 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm

My passport was expired last 27 April 2004. Now I want to renew my passport so I want, please suggest me what to do for passport renewal.
Brijesh kumar


moazzam July 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

hi, renew my yelder brother . Passport in hand one month expire


Vijay dinesh sangamaneni June 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

My passport has expired yr 2004 i haven’t applied for the renewal , pl kindly give the detailed procedures for the renewal of my passport.


Manimey June 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Hello all,
Passport validity till to complete October 2013 (10 years Completed), Please suggest the process that have to renew? Passport region is chennai…


pawankumar somani May 29, 2013 at 6:52 am

Hi. Iamliving mumbai my passport is expired on 22.07.2013,now i want to further renew and also my address has been change.


Raj May 23, 2013 at 3:56 am

Hi all
I need to apply for reissue of my passport with 4 months validity left over, would any one here know how long does it take to reissue. Actually I am in a rush need to get it done in 2 weeks



abhi chauhan May 25, 2013 at 3:59 am

it will take about 1 month for re-issue.
the services provided are subjected to appointment.
it took me 10 days to get an appointment and my application was processed on 2nd of this month and status tells me that its in printing progress, so i guess its another 7 working days before i receive mine.
if you want to hurry the application up, you may apply under tatkal section but be sure of the annexure f and annexure i required along with it, when i applied i had put the annexure f of a first class judicial magistrate but it failed to work as he was from a different district.


kaluram jat May 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

hai sir may neme is kaluram jat may passporat is expaird 09-11-2013 i want renawal 07-11 -2013 cane i dou and i have same adrass what doucmant need i need tatcall may companey give me onley 15 day of plees give me sajson


radha May 10, 2013 at 2:28 am

hai ,this is radha from karnataka i need some clarification i want to apply for a new passport and i am staying in the same address since 8 years but my address proof contains my name without initials and i am studying BE finar year i am giving bonafied cerificate from college and bank account which was opened 6 months back and residential certificate from tahasildaar as address proof is it enof…


Blase dsouza May 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Hello there,

I want to renew my passport.

My passport is issued from Bangalore (10 years) and this is getting expired with in 4 months.

Currently have settled in Pune. I have all the required documents for my new address.

Whether I can renew my passport from Pune itself with my new address.



kailash phoolwani May 8, 2013 at 4:02 am

Hello, This is kailash from makrana bit confused about renewal documents my passport is getting expired in Nov. 2013 , i checked on passport website according to that only 2 photocopies are required of passprt front and last page but i have checked some blogs and website some mentioned required 3 photos, address proof etc.. my all details are same whichever mentioned on Passport. Please guide my do i need photos, fees.. and which documents are required.


Dr. G. S. Relwani May 20, 2013 at 2:50 am

This is Dr. Relwani from. Poona.I have appointment for Re-Issue of my Passportl.I wiss to knowexactly what Documents are needed .There is no change from my previous passport ie. address etc. what is ECNR? Kindly let me know. Thanks. Regards. Dr. Relwani. grelwani at gmail dot com. 9881071373. Dr. G. S. Relwani. 4. Irwin. Road. Nana. Peth. Pune. 411002. grelwani at gmail dot com. 9881071373


Sunny May 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Hello, This is sunny from New Delhi bit confused about renewal documents my passport is getting expired in Nov. 2013 , i checked on passport website according to that only 2 photocopies are required of passprt front and last page but i have checked some blogs and website some mentioned required 3 photos, address proof etc.. my all details are same whichever mentioned on Passport. Please guide my do i need photos, fees.. and which documents are required.


Rajpreet Kaur April 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Hello !!! my Father got his passport issued in the year 1982 . At present he’s working as AD , ESIC , Punjab . Is NOC required for its re-issuance ?????


siva krishna April 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

i will have to go for passport re-issue just for deletion of ECR. so i need you suggestion like what are the documents required and is there any notary required for tatkal re-issue?


Nagaraju April 1, 2013 at 5:57 am


This is regarding SPOUSE name add into wifes passport. Hope this is called RE Issue passport.

Presently I am staying in Bangalore. But my wife and my self passports are issued in HYDERABAD location with our permanent address ( Guntur).

While register my name in the , while register what is the passport office can I select ( Is it bangalore or Hyderabad ) and Any option for Tatkal for Re- issue passport ( Addition Spouse name).

Can you please explain the steps how to best way to go and get immediately.

Thanks and Regards,
S. Nagaraju


dia March 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Renewal and re-issue are not the same. This is the most mis-leading article I have ever come across. I quote from passport website

“Reissue means an application for another passport in lieu of an existing one which has either expired or is about to expire. An applicant may apply for a new passport in lieu of an expired/ about to expire passport upto 3 years after and 1 year before the expiry of the Passport. Re-issue of passport should not be mistaken for renewal of passport. Renewal of passport means that a passport which was originally issued for a short validity of one to five years – under certain emergency conditions on the part of the applicant – is now required to be extended to its full validity of ten years from the date of issue of the passport. (Renewal is a zero fee service and the application should be made in Form No. 2).”


Kumar March 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Dia, Thanks for correcting. I do understand the differences. I general context, people use them interchangeably. To be more specific, you were referring to the old passport website, which is not used anymore. Renewal applies to – Short Validity Passport (SVP). I have made a note to indicate the same in article.


Isha August 26, 2013 at 1:43 am

But if u apply online from webbsite of passport seva kendra, there is no such option like”RENEWAL”. Its only FRESH OR REISSUE and reissue tab covers all possible reasons of reissue like stolen/misplaced/validity expired/validity due to expire etc.


Carol D'Souza March 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

Well explained! Gr8!


Suresh March 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

It is really helpful


pradeepbhattachary March 18, 2013 at 6:41 am

new passport.


Manu February 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Here are the Passport Application processing steps for reference. It is based on my recent (Feb 2013) passport renewal experience. I hope people will find it useful for tracking progress of their passport application.

Day 1: Application submitted at Passport Seva Kendra
Day 5 status: Pending for physical police verification at HAL Police Station, Bangalore.
Day 7: Received a phone call from Police Station requesting to visit Police station for address verification.
Day 8: Visited HAL police station. Signed one form and submitted 2 photos, address proof and a passport copy.
Day 21 status: Police report has been submitted by HAL Police Station, Bangalore and sent to commissioner office, District Bangalore for review.
Day 22 status: Police report has been submitted by Commissioner Office Bangalore and passport printing is in progress.

This is the current status.


Storm May 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

When did you actually get the passport?


Bhavesh s patel August 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

when did you come tomy renewal passport


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